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Obesity, smoking and drinking hardly down since 2018
In 2021, half of the adult population in the Netherlands were overweight. This is the same as in 2018 at the start of the National Prevention Agreement.
Zero or minimal alcohol consumption by 41 percent of adults
The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends zero alcohol or only up to one drink per day. 41 percent of the adult population complied with this guideline last yeat: 30 percent of men against 53...
Slightly fewer adult smokers
In 2018, 22.4 percent of the Dutch adult population indicated they were occasional smokers. 8.2 percent were excessive drinkers based on their self-reported alcohol consumption and 50.2 percent were...
Turnover growth sector hotels and restaurants slows down in Q4
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that turnover generated by hotels, restaurants, snack bars and pubs rose by 0.6 percent in Q4 2015 relative to Q3. Turnover has risen for nearly three years in a...
Number of road deaths stable in 2014
Last year, 570 people were killed in traffic accidents in the Netherlands. After a substantial decline by 12 percent in 2013, the number of traffic deaths remained stable in 2014.
Prices frequent purchases increase faster than prices less frequent purchases
Prices of products frequently bought by Dutch consumers have risen twice as fast over the past five years as less frequently bought products.
People in deprived neighbourhoods slightly healthier
The health and lifestyle of people who live in deprived urban neighbourhoods in the Netherlands are not as good as those of people living outside these neighbourhoods. However, the mental health and...
Dutch imports of German wine grow by 13 percent
The Netherlands imported more than 71 million litres of German wine last year, an increase by 13 percent relative to 2007. Since the turn of the century, German wine imports have tripled.
Improvement in healthy lifestyle stagnating
The lifestyle of the Dutch population hardly improved in terms of health last year. They did not make much progress with trying to smoke less, drink less, eat less and exercise more. The positive...
The Netherlands: an island of moderation within Europe
Although the Dutch have a reputation of being heavy drinkers, they are in fact not: nearly nowhere in Europe do people drink as little as in the Netherlands.